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' ultimate sacrifice served as a catalyst for the civil rights movement. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman rom utah seek recognition? mr. bishop: mr. speaker, could i ask clarification of what bill is actually up right now? the speaker pro tempore: there's no bill pending. does the gentleman have a motion? mr. bishop: all right. you scared me there. -- k then that we call up to suspend the rules and pass house resolution -- house bill 356. the speaker pro tempore: does the gentleman call up h.r. 356? mr. bishop: yes. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: union calendar number 35, h.r. 356, a bill to clarify authority granted under the act entitled an act to define the exterior boundary of the uintah indian reservation in the state of utah and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from utah, mr. bishop, and the gentleman from the northern mariana islands, mr. sablan, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from utah. mr. bishop: i ask unanimous consent th
enforcement of the civil rights laws. there have been a whole host of things that this administration has done, this justice department in particular that are consistent with what i think the president campaigned on and what we promised at the beginning of this administration. >> those changed during the last administration. the president signed executive orders that effectively just continued what had already happened. there are so many other examples where people are disappointed in this administration, both on the left and the right, do you need to change course? aren't you tramming on civil liberties the same way the bush administration is? >> no, no we're not. this administration has put a real value on the rule of law and our values as americans. i think the actions that we have taken are consistent with both. if one looks at in a dispassionate way what we have done in a whole variety of areas, i found a more abundant civil rights division. and that is a division now that has brought record numbers of cases, protected record numbers of people. i will take issue with regard to how we have
rights and wrote testified, the president of the united states and said this is a civil rights issue. it will pull down the wages and make it more difficult for working americans to get jobs, particularly african americans who are hurting today. myalked to a businessman in state a number of years ago. he does right-of-way clearing for the power companies and counties and that kind of thing. he has been in business for 30 years. he has been in business for 30 years and he said it soon became g veoseo him he was losing bids? a texas company using illegal workers was underbidding him. he provided insurance, alcare, and people working for him for 30 years, and he could not win a contract and he is about to go out of business. i can say to you you can have too much workers and it could adversely impact wages. a professor at harvard, and acknowledged expert on this, as demonstrated just how much wages are pulled down, in some instances as much as $1600 a year, and that is a substantial difference for a working .merican making $20,000 that is more than $100 a month. i guess i am saying what
of the zero groups. then a look at the justice department's civil rights division and why are they opposed to the nomination of thomas perez to become the labor secretary. live 7:00 a.m. eastern on c- span. richard engel spoke about his abduction in syria last year. it is 35 minutes. >> good morning. i'm jim duff, ceo at the newseum. the for our rededication of journalist memorial. since it opened in 2008, more than 3 million visitors had seen the memorial which pays tribute to 2244 journalists worldwide, who have died covering the news. around the world, journalists placed themselves in danger every day. some are deliberately target fed, while others to close to danger. while some may be in the wrong place at the wrong time, most are professionals taking calculated risks. they paid with their lives for doing their jobs. thejournalist, morals bears names of reporters, photographers, editors, broadcasters, and others who have died in the line of duty. and each year this dedication commitment newseum's to make sure that these journalists are remembered. this year we have the regrettable task
-based groups, with civil rights groups work law enforcement, with the business community. all of whom have come to washington and met with members back home, imploring on us the urgent need for action. there are strong economiarcment reform spurs innovation, creates jobs, makes sure employers play by the same rules and doesn't benefit some employers by dealing under the table in an illegal way as happens today. i have spoken out about some of the steps that states and congress have taken in the absence of congress -- of comprehensive immigration reform because those measures simply don't work. et's take programs like secure communities, these draconian laws have actually made our communities less safe by making our immigrant communities less leekly to report crime. failure to access health care make ours community less safe by deteriorating public health. a recent poll showed that almost 30% of u.s.-born latinos, american, are scared to report a crime even if they are a victim, out of fearration status or the status ofer that family and friends. in order to begin to address this important publi
when the civil rights act was voted on. i'd like to chance to lend my support to that landmark law. to be able to cast a vote to go to war against nazi germany would be very satisfying to me and i've contributed to social security my whole life and since my father was not a member of congress in 1932, i would like to vote on his behalf to support the creation of social security. i was a student of history in my youth and i feel very sfrongly that the compromise of 1850 was a point of no return leading to the civil war. i'd like a chance to vote against it. i ask that the republican leadership add all of these to the agenda in the weeks to come. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. mr. engel: can i get 30 more seconds? mr. pallone: i yield the gentleman another 30 seconds. mr. engel: clearly we have plenty of time available for wish fullment, rather than substantive measures such as the economy, immigration reform and putting people back to work. so i'd like an opportunity to vote again on many different things as well. i yield back the remainder of my time. th
-- in a country torn apart by civil war. i ask they promote human rights, particularly before hosting the commonwealth heads of government meeting in november. and with that i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentlelady from california seek recognition? >> i ask permission to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlelady from california is recognized for one minute. ms. hahn: thank you, mr. speaker. you know, three years after the affordable care act was signed into law, a law that is already helping millions of americans, our friends on the other side of the aisle are wasting time again on a pointless, symbolic vote that will never become law and takes us backwards. for the 37th time, our colleagues are forcing us to vote on repealing the affordable care act. when they know, they know it has no chance of succeeding. for the 37th time, they're voting to allow insurance companies to deny coverage to children with pre-existing conditions. for the 37th time, they're voting to ro
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